April 9,2009

Mumbai: She admits that no position in the film industry is permanent but at the same time Kareena Kapoor is excited after replacing Aishwarya Rai in Filmfareís power list. The actress says the position is both flattering and scary as it comes with a lot of responsibilities.

ďI think Aishwarya has had a great innings. I think itís a great honour to be where she was in the power list. Power equations in the entertainment industry change minute by minute. Iím definitely going to try my best to hold that position,Ē Kareena told reporters.

Kareena, who was seen in last yearís hit ďGolmaal ReturnsĒ, admits the power comes not just from the movies, but also the products that one endorses.

ďBut I make sure the products reflect my personality. Iím endorsing 10 brands. Saif and I are endorsing just one brand together. Weíre going easy on signing together,Ē she said.

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Q: Itís quite an honour to zoom to the top 10 of the power list and to be the only woman there.

A: Itís flattering. And itís scary. Lots of responsibilities. My power comes from my honesty to myself and to my work. Iíve always done things that come naturally from my heart. Itís amazing that Iím in the power list although Iíve never applied much thought to the process of getting there. Iím all heart, as you well know. At the end of the day, being true to myself is very important.

Q: Earlier Aishwarya Rai was in the Top 10 list.

A: Yes, I know. Everyone has a chance to be in a certain position. I think Aishwarya has had a great innings. I think itís a great honour to be where she was in the power list. Power equations in the entertainment industry change minute by minute. Iím definitely going to try my best to hold that position.

The position makes me feel very responsible. I want to keep doing the kind of work that will keep me in that list. Last year I was seen in a successful film ĎGolmaal Returnsí where I didnít have a pivotal role. Strangely audiences expect me to take centre stage all the time.

Q: How much of this power comes in a package with beau Saif Ali Khan?

A: We canít deny heís also one of the hottest actors in the industry. I think we are blend of looks and spirit. Saif and I are very alike. He also follows his heart and is very honest in what he does. Whether itís his professional or personal life, he comes clean.

Q: The power comes not just from the movies but also the products that you endorse.

A: I agree. But I make sure the products reflect my personality. My products are young, zestful, fun and classy. Yeah, I do a lot of endorsements. Iím endorsing 10 brands. Curiously Saif and I are endorsing just one brand together. Weíre going easy on signing together.

Q: So will you continue to be known as Kareena Kapoor after marriage?

A: I havenít thought of it. Kareena Kapoor Khan sounds good. I leave the decision to Saif.

Q: Did (close friend) Amrita Aroraís marriage make you wishful for your own?

A: I am with Saif constantly. For us, marriage is just a piece of paper.